Good morning folks! And happy July 1st! I love July for so many reasons. One being so … July 17th is my birthday and I adore birthdays, especially mine! Secondly, I just love celebrating the 4th of July in Springfield, South Dakota (my childhood hometown). And third … a lot of fun events happen in July.
I slept really well last night, only waking up once to sit up and cough and get my bearings. Upon waking, however, was a different story. I just didn’t feel “right.” I showered, got dressed and made my way down to the kitchen to fix my one cup of liquid. I had a tough time trying to find a more “filling” option than just broth and hot tea.
I ended up eating a cup of Cream of Mushroom soup with a wee bit of hot mint green tea and my water. Then — and I know it’s my mind, not reality here but — it felt like my belly blew up to be a ginormous helium balloon. I took my time eating. I didn’t gulp anything down. But I just feel gross. Like I’m ready to pop – gross. The soup DID go down right. I still haven’t had ANY issues whatsoever about eating and food sliding down my now shrunk stomach but today is really wonky.
I thought about going to church with my mom this morning — figuring I could just sit in a pew with a pillow and not really stand up and down and kneel like Catholics do — but the ole Mister Gas appeared along with the bloating and could you just imagine??? [[ insert laugh ]] Farting and belching in the midst of a Catholic Mass.Obviously, I opted to stay at my mom’s and the rest of the congregation can continue to pray for my healing.
On the agenda for today: Walking up and down the street. My nurse friend told me to rid myself of Mister Gas is to walk. A lot. So I will try all day today to do just that. And I am still really exhausted!!! So a couple of naps will be added along the way today too.
In the meantime, BRAVO is keeping me very entertained. Peace out.